If you are experiencing this ridiculous heat wave here in the west, I suggest you turn on the Merchant Ivory film of the same title and watch the movie, instead. It's funny, well acted, sumptuous, and all around extraordinarily summerish. You can pretend, with the heat, that you are actually vacationing in Florence. Perhaps you can pull together your own creed, an 'Eternal Yes' of sorts, and shout it from the tree tops. Just don't fall out of the tree. Ouch.